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Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale announce new initiative!

"The banning of single-use plastic beverage straws sets a new standard for the travel industry, and we couldn’t be happier that Alaska Airlines is the first U.S. airline to lead the charge.” Dune Ives, Lonely Whale Executive Director

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Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale today announced the airlines’ initiative to replace single-use, non-recyclable, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives in its airport lounges and on all domestic and international commercial flights starting July 16, 2018.

The initiative is one of many in Alaska Airlines’ push for sustainability and goal of reducing its inflight waste per passenger going to landfills by 70 percent by 2020. Read more about their commitment on their blog here and the full story exclusively on USA Today here.